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Tracee Ellis Ross is a talented, funny, educated, stylish, and she’s over 40 and single with no kids.

In 2017 Ross spoke about the never-ending pressure on women “of a certain age” to have a family. That being “chosen and having kids are what makes you worthy” of your womanhood.

Sounds archaic, unfortunately, it’s still a fact. Despite a woman’s numerous accomplishments judgment of a woman’s worth still often boils down to two things: marriage and kids.

Even in 2018, releasing oneself of society’s expectation for a woman to find her worth within the constructs of home and family can be frustrating.

However, Ross continues to demonstrate that there is no crisis. That husband plus child does not equal woman. We are enough all by ourselves.

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In honor of Tracee Ellis Ross celebrating another year we take a look at 7 ways she taught women to be unapologetic about being fabulously single:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Love your life! You are amazing just as you are.

2. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself.

3. Celebrate others! Success doesn’t always have to be a competition.

4. Find a cause and get involved!

5. You are enough. Be confident and take that energy with you EVERYWHERE!

6. Take care of yourself.

7. Never forget where you came from.